Indiana McCaslins

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Also spelled Caroline in the census. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 45-year-old Indiana-born farmer Everett M and his 45-year-old Indiana-born wife Mary B [Ditmars] McCaslin have been married for 23 years and have had two children, both are living. These Indiana-born children are 18-year-old Herbert D and 14-year-old Caroline. Also in this household is 19-year-old , Indiana-born servant Josephine Shepherd. Herbert and Caroline have attended school 7 months of the past year. Everyone in the household can read, write and speak English. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana. The Franklin Democrat (Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana), Friday, May 24, 1912 McCASLIN-THURSTON. Before their immediate relatves and friends, the wedding ceremony of Miss Caroline McCaslin of this city, to Mr. William Eden Thurston of Crafty, North Dakota, was solemnized Thursday evening at eight o'clock. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett McCaslin of East Monroe street. She is a graduate of Franklin College in the class of '08, a membr of the Pi Beta Phi and Tri Kappa Sororities. After graduation she was employed for two years as a teacher in the high school at Keithe- burg, Ill. She is one of Franklin's most popular young ladies. The groom is the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thurston of Shel- byville, and is an enterprising hard- ware merchant in Crary, N. D. He graduated from Franklin with the Class or '09, and is a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. The wedding ceremoy was per- formed by Rev. B. W. Tyler. The bride was charmingly attired in a meteor satin gown, trimmed in im- ported lace. Music was furnished by a harpist. The newly married couple departed for Crary, N. D. Thursday evening. The bride wore a tan traveling suit with hat and shoes to match. They will spend their honemoon in Chica- go and Minneapolis and will be at home after June 15th. Their many frinds in this city join in wishing them happiness in their new home. The out of town guests were Miss Marion Messer of Beloit, Wis.; Miss Mary Wysong, Thos. L. Neal, Leban- on; Lyman Hall, Peru; Miss Marquer- itte Thurston and Miss Ruth Spencer of Shelbyville. The Evening Star, March 18, 1914, page 4 column 6 Franklin, Johnson, Indiana Arthur McCaslin Thurston Shelbyville Republican: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Thurston received a telegram from their son, Eden Thurston, at Boulder, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rocky Moun- tains, that he and his wife were re- joycing over a son, Arthur McCas- lin Thurston, that came Friday to gladden their home. He ought to be a lucky boy, born on Friday, the 13th. Mrs. Thurston is at a hos- pital there and both mother and child are getting along finely. Mrs. Carolyn McCaslin Thurston is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. McCaslin, former residents of Franklin, and her many friends in this city will send heartiest congrat- ulations. Mr Thurston graduated from college with the class of 1907. The Evening Star, Saturday, August 14, 1915 Page 4 Column 4 SOME FRIENDS Who are Making Their Success in the West. .We found Mr. and Mrs. Everett McCaslin most pleasantly located at Boulder. They had a splendidly stocked small fruit farm about a mile out of Boulder. Their daugh- ter, Mrs. W. E. Thurston, lives in Boulder where Mr. Thurston is en- gaged in real estate business and their son, Herbert McCaslin, has a large, finely equipped stock ranch. Mr. McCaslin and his family are all en- thusiasts regarding Colorado, where they have done so well, and its cli- mate. According to William Eden Thurston's draft registration card on 5 Jun 1917, W. Eden (as he signed the card) was a married man with a wife and child. He was employed as a Farm Superintendent by A. J. Thurston (his father) in Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, and he was tall, slender, with blue eyes and brown hair. The 1920 US Federal Census for Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana records 33-year-old, Indiana-born farm superintendent W. Eden Thurston, his 33-year-old, Indiana-born wife Carolyn [McCaslin] Thurston, their children, 6-year-old, Colorado-born son Arthur and 1-year-old, Indiana-born Carolyn Thurston, and their maid, 30-year-old, Indiana-born Stella McCarty. The family is living at 345 Broadway, in a home tht Eden owns, free of mortgage. Everyone is literate and speaks English except for baby Carolyn. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana. In the 1930 US Federal Census for Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, Eden (age 43 and vice president of the Shelby Canning Company), Carolyn (age 43), Arthur Jr (age 16), Carolyn (age 11) and Mary B McCaslin (Carolyn's mother, age 74 and a widow) are living in a $10,000 home which Eden owns, at 345 West Broadway Street. The 1940 US Federal Census for Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana records 53-year-old, Colorado-born [sic] Eden Thurston, his 53-year-old, Indiana-born wife Carolyn [McCaslin] Thurston, their children, 26-year-old, Indiana-born [sic] son Arthur and 21-year-old, Indiana-born Carolyn Thurston, and Eden's 84-year-old, Indiana-born mother-in-law Belle D McCaslin. The family is living at 345 W. Broadway, in a home that Eden owns, worh $15,000. They all were living in the same place in 1935. Everyone except Belle has completed four years of college. Belle has completed high school. Eden is employed as a bank director and farm supervisor and has worked 35 hours in the past week and 52 weeks in the past year, earning $5000. He has an outside source of income. Caroline is a housewife without an outside source of income. Arthur is employed as an investigator for the FBI, has worked about 50 hours in the past week, and 52 weeks in the past year, earning $3,200. He has no outside source of income. Carolyn (the daughter) is no employed as she is a student. She has no outside source of income. Belle is unable to work, but she has an outside source of income.
Given names Surname Sosa Birth Place Death Age Place Last change
Carolyn McCaslin
April 30, 1886132Franklin, Johnson, Indiana2July 21, 19784092Shelbyville, Shelby, IndianaFebruary 28, 2017 - 6:00:00 a.m.